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Consistently one of Marlborough’s Top Sauvignon Blancs

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  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Natural: Vegan Friendly

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Consistently one of Marlborough’s Top Sauvignon Blancs

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This is the 38th vintage of Nautilus Estate Sauvignon Blanc and over those years current winemaker Clive Jones and the team have continually refined the style. Never 'in yer face', this is a perfect amalgam of light tropical fruits with mineral notes. Nautilus recommends pairing this with crunchy fish tacos with zesty yoghurt, lime & chive sauce. Sounds pretty good to us!

Winery notes (2023 Vintage)
"The 2023 Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc displays intense lifted aromas of lemongrass, fresh blackcurrant buds and ripe grapefruit. The palate introduces delightful lime zest flavours with mouth-watering intensity finishing with a strong textural component.

The fruit was machine harvested at night or in the cool of the morning and immediately crushed and pressed. The juice was then fermented with a variety of aromatic yeast strains in stainless steel tanks – the sole aim being to reflect and preserve the flavours and aromas grown in the vineyard. 5% of the juice was fermented with a non-saccharomyces yeast and 1% was barrel fermented. After fermentation, the wine was kept in contact with the lees for three months. This classic technique enhances creaminess and integrates flavours."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2023 Vintage)
"This is typically a fragrant, sweet-fruited wine with crisp, concentrated flavours. Handled almost entirely without oak (1 per cent of the blend was barrel-fermented), the light lemon/green 2023 vintage was matured on its yeast lees for three months before bottling. Full-bodied, it has very good intensity of ripe, tropical fruit flavours, a distinct touch of complexity, and an appetisingly crisp, fully dry finish. Finely poised, with youthful vigour, it should be at its best mid-2024+."

4 Stars Cuisine Sauvignon Blanc Tasting, December 2023 (2023 Vintage)
"Aromas of ripe pineapple and passionfruit sit alongside delicate lemon blossom, bright lemon citrus and crunchy green snow peas on this complex and beguiling example. The palate is textural, lean and fresh with lees influence that adds intrigue. Beautifully crafted."

Reviews for the 2022 vintage below…

5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2022 Vintage)
"This is a perfectly weighted sauvignon blanc with punchy passionfruit and lime zest flavours together with suggestions of lemongrass and green capsicum supported by seductively juicy acidity. Delicious wine."

Rated Excellent, 5 Stars & 94/100 NZ Wine Rater, October 2022 (2022 Vintage)
"Fragrant, funky and characterful nose with aromas of guava, grapefruit, nectarine, Thai basil and nettles with a hint of struck match. A taut, vinous, elegant, textural style with zesty lemon and lime flavours and good length on the finish. Offering a level of richness, punch and power that's missing in many wines from this vintage."

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $5 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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Nautilus Estate's dedicated and forward-thinking team of viticulturists and winemakers have a very particular approach to their craft: they carefully blend various fruit parcels to create wines with intricate layers of complexity and put a special emphasis on enhancing their texture and mouthfeel. To achieve this, they are equipped with state-of-the-art, albeit small-scale, winemaking facilities that provide the necessary tools and precision.

While Nautilus wines are certainly enjoyable on their own, their true potential shines when paired with delectable cuisine. Winemaker Clive Jones places a significant emphasis on crafting wines that harmonise seamlessly with food, making it one of Nautilus' core philosophies.

At Nautilus, simplicity is a guiding principle, reflected in a small friendly team. A smaller team size allows each member to be fully engaged in the winemaking process from start to finish. It also affords Clive, the winemaker, the opportunity to dedicate his time to the art of winemaking rather than the management of a large workforce. It's an intentionally hands-on approach!

Excellent winery facilities grant Nautilus Estate the freedom to harvest grapes at their peak ripeness rather than being constrained by logistical considerations. This level of control extends to aspects such as the degree of extraction – the color and flavour – obtained from the grape skins.

Being a family-owned vineyard, they have the privilege of drawing upon generations of experience in the ever-evolving world of wine production. Owner, Robert Hill Smith, represents their fifth generation of family vintners, a lineage underscoring a commitment to a cautious, long-term approach. Changes are only implemented if they enhance the quality of their wines.

Nautilus invites you to savour a relaxed and informal wine tasting experience at their beautifully renovated cellar door tasting bar. Here, Guests have the chance to sample wines from their current selection and fully appreciate the fruits of Nautilus Estate's labours of love.
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